Gardening Guide

TOP 10 SUMMER PERFORMERS!!!

ANNUAL PERIWINKLE "VINCA" - Low maintenance, profuse bloomer that loves the sun and heat!  Fertilze occasionally. "BUTTERFLY RED" PENTAS - Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!  Heat tolerant. MANDEVILLA VINE - Sun and heat loving vine that provides all summer color.  Deer resistant. "KNOCK OUT" ROSE - Blooms from spring till frost!

Helping Your Feathered Friends!

With the start of winter, our feathered friends will need a little help making it through till spring. Did you know that birds are a great predictor of winter storms? If you have bird feeders, you will notice that a day or two before the storm is to arrive the birds will feed heavily and then seek protection from the weather. You won't see much of them the day of the storm, but they'll be back feeding as soon as the weather breaks. So the next time the local TV weather person says that the winter storm of the century is coming, watch the birds and they will give you the real story!

Lawn Care Tips

Fescue and Bluegrass Lawn Care Tips:

  1. Mow high and often, as you never want to remove more than 1/3 of the blade at any mowing. By mowing high, 2 ½ to 3 inches, you keep the soil surface cooler reducing evaporation and reducing the need for as much irrigation. Shading the soil surface reduces the amount of weed germination as well.
  2. Keep your lawn mower blade sharp to give a cleaner cut to the grass. This will reduce damage, and the possibility of secondary insect or disease outbreaks.